Rising Star: Vinson & Elkins' John B. Connally IV

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- When passions boil over during high-stakes dealmaking, Vinson & Elkins LLP has turned time and again to oil and gas partner John B. Connally IV, whose cool-under-fire mien has helped lock down one multibillion-dollar transaction after another, making him one of six young energy attorneys honored recently by Law360.

Connally, who’s spent his entire career at V&E, has been on the front lines as mergers and acquisitions activity began soaring in the upstream market, eclipsing $250 billion last year and presenting the Houston-based attorney with the...
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